So I realized I never actually said what I’m doing after my summer job in Maine is over.

I will be joining Phoenix Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona as a stage management intern for their 14-15 season!

Yay!

Stage Managers of Tumblr!

Hey guys,

Another question for the rambling assortment of us who stage manage here:

How do you guys archive your books? (assuming you don’t have to give them to the company at the end of the show)

In the past I’ve simply taken the contents out of the binder in order, pulled out my cover sheet from the display pocket and dropped in in a hanging file folder in a plastic crate I have. However I’m discovering that the larger shows are too big for the folders and will often bend the metal hook or pull the folder down.

A stage manager I know recommended putting them in sturdy shipping envelopes and taping the cover sheet to the front, but then the question is what do I do with all these super heavy envelopes?

I’d prefer not to keep them in their binders as my preferred binders (Avery Heavy Duty 1-Touch D-Ring in Black, sizes vary) are on the expensive side and I like to get 2-4 shows out of a good binder before it’s totally trashed.

I’ve got a good 20 scripts sitting in various folders, boxes and binders in my apartment and the inconsistency of storage is making me a little crazy.

Thanks in advance for any ideas or insight, love you guys!

Hey, are you a working Equity stage manager?

If so and you’ve got 30-45 minutes of spare time in the next few weeks and would like to be interviewed about your career and other Equity-centric questions, PLEASE hit up my inbox with a quick blurb about yourself (where you work, how long you’ve been SMing, etc.).

I have to interview an Equity SM for class and if you’re cool with it, I’d also like to post the interview here.

Thank you!!

-Katie

(also if other people could signal boost this, that would be amazing)

I made this relationship chart today.
Study it well.
(obviously this is made in humor so no one get butthurt about it)

I made this relationship chart today.

Study it well.

(obviously this is made in humor so no one get butthurt about it)

hey stage managers/college people of tumblr plz advise,

Scenario: I’m applying for a (totally kick-ass) internship at a company that requires (among other things) letters of rec. The former head of my major/chair of design, tech, management in my department was an SM and PSM there back in the 90s. She was my teacher and advisor for 3 years, but has been gone for my last year. Is it still worth asking for a letter of rec from her? I’m guessing probably yes, as long as it’s paired with a more recent person, right?

halp.

Hey all, I’ve been revamping my website and would LOVE some feedback! Thank you!

theatre people, especially designers, technicians, managers, directors etc., especially high-school and college-aged people,

if there’s one thing I could impress on you more than anything else it’s this.

TAKE PHOTOS OF YOUR WORK.

TAKE WELL-LIT HI-RES PHOTOS OF YOUR WORK.

YOUR SWEET ASS RENDERINGS, MODEL, PROCESS PHOTOS, ACTUAL THING, EVERYTHING. TAKE PHOTOS THAT SHOW SCALE, SIZE, ANYTHING UNIQUE AND SPECIAL ABOUT YOUR WORK. IT’S SO MUCH EASIER TO EDIT DOWN THAN FACEBOOK STALK AND HUNT DOWN STUFF.

Also alway credit the photographer (if you know it), include the date, the piece, the author, the director, design team and production location.

Just make a folder on your computer and it put it all in there and just add to it. And back it up either to a cloud or an external hard drive.

Trust me on this, it will save you a butt-ton of time in the long run.

Old performance report excerpts yo!

Hey all,

The graduate stage management program at the University of Iowa has been conducting an annual national survey of stage managers and the new survey went live yesterday. If you have stage managed something in the United States in the last year PLEASE fill it out by December 2nd…it gives them TONS of data points, and the results are always super interesting!

Can I jsut say I love the stage manager post leslieexplainsitall started that’s just all us SMs/tech folks checking in on whatever’s happening.

I just really love that we have such a strong, supportive, and close community. You’re all great and wonderful and yeah.

hugs for all. Happy whatever’s-next-for-you!